GTK Tooltips On Notebook Tab Labels

August 22, 2007

Here’s a non-obvious (or to me at least) trick to get tooltips onto a Gtk::Notebook tab. It took some searching, but essentially, you just add the Gtk::Label to a Gtk::EventBox and add that to the tab instead. Then you attach the tool tip to the Gtk::EventBox instead of the Gtk::Label.

Here’s an example. I couldn’t get my example to compile, the linker was going crazy, but I’m 99% sure that it’s fine. I’m probably just not seeing one glaring error. Let me know if you find it. The important stuff is all there, even if it won’t build.




I found this trick in the [email protected] history. The thread starts here if you want to read the exchange.

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